HSE/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at San Jose Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE (High School Equivalency)/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at the San Jose Job Corps Center can enroll in our HSE program. Students in the HSE program are taught by Job Corps instructors, This program prepares students for the HSE test administered by test centers under the umbrella of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Students may also enroll in charter high school classes taught by the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) and New Learning Resources Online (NLRO). These high schools award diplomas to students who meet the standards of competency set by the State of California.
English Language Learning Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly with the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test to determine their language proficiency levels.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
HIGHER EDUCATION partners
The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
- Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- Housing and recreation
- Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- Transportation to and from college of choice
We are able to offer this program thanks to partnerships with the following educational institutions:
- De Anza College
- Evergreen Valley College
- Mission College
- San Jose City College
- San Jose State University
Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.